EU adds 18 people and 2 entities to its counter-terrorism sanctions

The EU has updated its counter-terrorism sanctions to add 18 people and 2 entities, and delete the entries for 2 people. The new listings implement additions to the UN’s own counter-terrorism sanctions made at the end of September, and include the 4 British nationals said to be connected with ISIL that were listed by the UN at the UK’s request (see previous blog). As in the case of the UN’s counter-terrorism sanctions, the EU’s regime was originally created to target persons connected with Al-Qaida but now covers a range of extremist groups, including ISIL.

The new listings are made by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1815 amending Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002.  HM Treasury’s notice is here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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